Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The not-quite victory on social issues

By Nathan Fatal

November 20, 2012

On Election Day, Americans saw significant progress on social issues in some states when voters in Maine and Maryland supported a measure to legalize gay marriage, Washington and Colorado both legalized recreational marij...

Video: Students react after Obama’s re-election announced

By Emily Felder

November 7, 2012

About 500 students gathered in the Southwest Residential Area as President Barack Obama’s re-election was called by media outlets nationwide. Check out the full story on last night's gathering. UMass students gather in Southwest after Obama victory from Daily Collegia...

Brown has slight edge on the eve of election night, polls say

By Olivia Bernard

November 6, 2012

Locked in a close race for the Massachusetts Senate seat, Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren clamored across the state yesterday, hoping to sway on the fence voters to see things their way. While many previous polls had shown Warren to be in the lead, a UMass Lowell/ Boston Herald ...

Major ballot questions you will see on November 6

By Sam Hayes

November 6, 2012

Massachusetts citizens have the ability today to vote on three state-wide ballot questions that will shape the way the state deals with marijuana, end-of-life care and availability of automobile records. The first question is the “Right to Repair” focuses on the availability of diag...

Why progressives should not vote for Obama

By Mike Tudoreanu

November 6, 2012

Remember when President Barack Obama used to be cool? Four years ago, with free-market conservatism discredited by the biggest recession since the 1930s, many progressives expected Obama to be the next Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to reverse the gradual right-wing drift in American politics ...

The undecided are unmasked

By Terranova Tasker

November 6, 2012

It is hard to believe that at this stage in the presidential election, that any voter is still undecided. But apparently, 15 percent of the electorate is still unsure of who to vote for. Who are these indecisive citizens...

We must trust the next president

By Zac Bears

October 31, 2012

The election of the president of the United States influences every government on Earth, and this year we face a choice between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Anecdotally, I have heard students...

Ancient words hold modern truth

By Katie McKenna

October 23, 2012

Once upon a time, a young man announced, “I’m not voting in the presidential election” in a class full of journalism students. Chaos ensued. “What do you mean you’re not voting?” “How can you say tha...

Calling all voters

By Ali Strand

October 19, 2012

“Have you registered to vote? In Amherst?” These seem to be the only two questions that have fallen on every pair of ears on campus. Not just once or twice, but repeatedly I have been asked by tens of different faces whether...

A Night of Differences: Brown vs. Warren

By Tanvir Faisal

October 12, 2012

If there are any Massachusetts voters who are not sure of whom to support in this November’s pivotal senatorial election, just point them in the direction of Wednesday night’s debate in Springfield. The sixty-minute long...

An easy choice

By Tim Drugan-Eppich

September 18, 2012

With most students voting for the first time in a presidential election, it is essential that they be informed or at least have some idea of how important this election is before walking, or stumbling, into a voting booth. With the economy not yet out of the woods, people st...

Ryan rages and misgauges

By Emily Felder

September 4, 2012

According to that stalwart of the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary, the word "rage" is defined as "violent, uncontrollable anger." I became enraged on Aug. 11 for two reasons. The first reason is obvious: f...